German of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 1,631,375

ROP3 Code: 103305
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Germanic
Language: German - (deu)
Religion: Christianity - Protestant
Country of Origin: Germany

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Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 262,830

  Vancouver (Surrey), BC - 211,410

  Edmonton, AB - 204,890

  Calgary, AB - 185,995

  Winnipeg, MB - 121,470

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Brief Profile

North America has a rich German heritage. The achievements and contributions of Germans in North America have had a profound effect on making North America as it is today.

Although many people of German ancestral background have assimilated into mainstream North America, a remnant of people who adhere to German culture and language still exists in North America.

On the whole, the use of the German language has declined dramatically, but certain German religious groups practice language maintenance and continue to use German in everyday communication, using English as a second language.

A large majority of German people are Roman Catholic or Lutheran. German evangelical presence is not strong.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for the church to reach out to the German people with a gospel witness.
  • Pray for Germans to have gospel centered relationships with evangelical Christians.
  • Pray for Christians to take German classes and eat at German restaurants in order to build relationship with the German.


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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesPalm BayPalm Bay-Melbourne-TitusvilleFL2,254
United StatesPort RicheyTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL9,547
United StatesAtlantaAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA8,918
United StatesAugustaAugusta-Richmond CountyGA1,593
United StatesHonoluluHonoluluHI1,892
United StatesDes MoinesDes Moines-West Des MoinesIA842
United StatesBoiseBoise CityID953
United StatesChicagoChicago-Naperville-ElginIL32,130
United StatesIndianapolisIndianapolis-Carmel-AndersonIN1,866
United StatesWichitaWichitaKS744
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY1,606
United StatesNew OrleansNew Orleans-MetairieLA1,020
United StatesBaton RougeBaton RougeLA554
United StatesBostonBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA10,361
United StatesSpringfieldSpringfieldMA1,203
United StatesShrewsburyWorcesterMA1,242
United StatesBaltimoreBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD5,427
United StatesBloomfield HillsDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI11,111
United StatesKentwoodGrand Rapids-WyomingMI1,288
United StatesMinneapolisMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN4,113
United StatesKCMOKansas CityMO1,497
United StatesSt CharlesSt. LouisMO3,577
United StatesJacksonJacksonMS281
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC1,119
United StatesCharlotteCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC2,731
United StatesGreensboroGreensboro-High PointNC838
United StatesRaleighRaleigh-Durham-Chapel HillNC2,601
United StatesOmahaOmaha-Council BluffsNE966
United StatesAlbuquerqueAlbuquerqueNM1,472